Friday, December 6, 2013


Now prepared in the Selections section --

HEAVEN  - 103 Quotations from the Saints and Holy Scriptures on Heaven.

'And as they went on, walking and talking together, behold a fiery chariot, and fiery horses parted them both asunder: and Elias went up by a whirlwind into heaven.'

4 Kings 2:11

'How beautiful to look upon is the starry firmament! Yet it is only the portal of the blessed country where I hope to go one day.'

St. Paul of the Cross

There shall not enter into it any thing defiled, or that worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.'

Apocalypse 21:27

Sunday, October 20, 2013

3 Prayers

Psalm 113
of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure

In the going forth of my soul from this world:
meet it, O Lady, and receive it.

Console it with thy holy countenance:
let not the sight of the demons terrify it.

Be to it a ladder to Heaven:
and a straight way to the Paradise of God.

Obtain for it from the Father the pardon of peace:
and a throne of light among the servants of God.

Uphold the devout before the tribunal of Christ:
take their cause into thy hands.

Psalm 125
of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure

When thou shalt turn thy most serene countenance upon us:
thou shalt rejoice us, O virginal Mother of God.

Blessed be thou, O treasury of Christ:
above all women upon earth.

Blessed be thy glorious name:
which the mouth of the Lord hath wonderfully named.

Let not thy praise fail from our lips:
nor thy charity from our hearts.

Those who love thee will be blessed by God:
and those who wish to love thee, will not be defrauded of their confidence.

Act of Petition
from the Small Roman Missal

ADORABLE Saviour, "in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and all the fullness of the Godhead dwelleth corporally," consider my many wants, and grant me those graces which Thou knowest I stand in need of to do Thy will in all things.

Thou knowest my weakness and the necessity which I endure; in how great evils and vices I am immersed: how often I am oppressed, tempted, troubled and defiled. To Thee I come for remedy. I pray to Thee for comfort and succour. I speak to Him that knows all things; to Whom all that is within me is manifest, and Who alone can perfectly comfort and help me. Thou knowest what good things I stand most in need of, and how poor I am in virtues.

Behold I stand before Thee poor and naked, begging Thy grace, and imploring Thy mercy. Feed Thy hungry suppliant; inflame my coldness with the fire of Thy love; enlighten my blindness with the brightness of Thy presence.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Word Cloud of the Saints

A little word cloud of the quotes of the saints.

Click to see the larger image.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Catholic Modesty

The Catholic Modesty resources are continuing to expand, offering more and more hope for those seeking to know and embrace the true life of Christian modesty.

'Glory not in apparel at any time, and be not exalted in the day of thy honour: for the works of the Highest only are wonderful, and his works are glorious, and secret, and hidden.'

Ecclesiasticus 11:4 

Of special note are St. Jean Baptiste de Salle's coverage of modesty and decorum and the quotations from Our Lord Himself in the Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden.

And how great the penalty is for a single work of immodest art is revealed in the excerpt from the Rev. F.X. Schouppe, S.J.'s priceless book, 'Purgatory'.

'It is surprising that most Christians look upon decorum and politeness as merely human and worldly qualities and do not think of raising their minds to any higher views by considering them as virtues that have reference to God, to their neighbor, and to themselves.

This illustrates very well how little true Christianity is found in the world and how few among those who live in the world are guided by the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Still, it is this Spirit alone which ought to inspire all our actions, making them holy and agreeable to God'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Miraculous Infant of Prague Prayer
Composed by Rev. Cyrillus a Matre Dei
The first and most devoted venerator of the
Holy Infant of Prague

Jesus unto Thee I flee,
Through Thy Mother praying Thee,
In my need to succor me.
Truly, I believe of Thee
God Thou art with strength to shield me;
Full of trust, I hope of Thee
Thou Thy grace wilt give to me.
All my heart I give to Thee,
Therefore, do my sins repent me;
From them breaking, I beseech Thee,
Jesus, from their bonds to free me.
Firm my purpose is to mend me;
Never more will I offend Thee.
Wholly unto Thee I give me,
Patiently to suffer for Thee,
Thee to serve eternally.
And my neighbor like to me
I will love for love of Thee.
Little Jesus, I beseech Thee,
In my need to succor me,
That with Joseph and with Mary
And the angels, I may Thee
Once enjoy eternally.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Infant Jesus


Infant Jesus meek and mild
look on me a little child.
Pity mine and pity me,
suffer me to come to Thee.

Heart of Jesus I adore Thee,
heart of Mary I implore thee,
heart of Joseph pure and just,
in these three hearts I place my trust.


Infant Jesus come to me,
That I may good and happy be;
My heart is small; for Thee my all,
For Thee, dear Jesus, Holy Child.

What father, mother, teacher say,
I'll do at once, yes, right away,
All that they will, I must fulfil,
For love of Thee, dear Jesus, Child.

Should wicked satan to me say,
"Come, little friend, do walk my way,"
I'll say No! No! I can not go,
I'll only go with Jesus Child.


Holy Mary, Mother mild,
O sweet, sweet Mother!
Hear, O hear, thy feeble child,
O sweet, sweet Mother!


Jesus, teach me how to pray,
Send distractions far away,
Suffer not my thoughts to stray,
Sweet holy Child.

Let me not be rude or wild,
Make me humble, meek, and mild,
Pure as angels undefiled,
Sweet holy Child.

When I work or when I play,
Be Thou with me through the day,
Teach me what to do and say,
Sweet holy Child.

Make me love Thy Mother blest,
Safe beneath her care to rest,
As a bird within its nest,
Sweet holy Child.

When the hour of death is nigh,
Then may Mary standing by
Take me in her arms to die,
Sweet holy Child.

So through all eternity,
Will I bless their charity,
Who first led my steps to Thee,
Sweet holy Child.


The beginning is from Father John Joseph Furniss. He's written a number of good books, including a short and simple one on how to make a good Confession. It includes how to make a good act of contrition.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Over 100 Quotations from the Popes, Scriptures, Saints & Devout Souls on Modesty

IN three parts with the new addition of the third part, we now have over one hundred quotations from the Popes, saints, Bible, and devout souls on holy Modesty and Purity.

We can be very thankful for all these quotations, which can guide us to truly appreciate modesty and what a beautiful virtue it is, and how where Christ is, there modesty is found.

In these times where modesty is rare and few possess it, it must truly gladden the heart all the more where it is found and when modest souls can gather together and share friendship in Christ with one another.

'Glory not in apparel at any time, and be not exalted in the day of thy honour: for the works of the Highest only are wonderful, and his works are glorious, and secret, and hidden.'

Ecclesiasticus 11:4

'The purpose of clothing is to keep warm in winter and to cover your nakedness, not to serve your vanity.'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Father and Doctor of the Church

'The good of our soul is more important than the good of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts. . . If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up. . . O Christian mothers, if you knew what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill-guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose the sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making for yourselves, the harm which you are causing these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.'

Pope Pius XII

'Go to one who hath both knowledge and conscience, one of those who know excellently how to discern that which ought to be done. . . Choose one who is good, not anyone, whatever he may be, no! For sometimes thou wilt go to one who hath a carnal mind, and is not instructed, and who will say to thee; it is permitted thee for the sake of pleasure to thy husband to beautify thyself and to deck thyself out with ornaments. Out upon him! for he is a beast; do as I say to thee: go to a man of conscience and learning, and who is good.'

St. Bernardine of Siena